Search Results: "Ingrid Law"


BOOK REVIEW

INGRID by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Among several other books about Bergman, including her own autobiography, this one seems a series of outtakes."
A haphazard assemblage of interviews with Bergman and her friends, family and directors. Read full book review >

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SWITCH by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's a jumble, but one that's made up of feel-good set pieces. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this second sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Savvy (2008), the Beaumont family's unusual abilities turn inside out. Steep learning curves and near catastrophes ensue.Read full book review >

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SCUMBLE by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Not as much fun the second time around. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Law tries again—and much too hard—for the fizzy mix of hard-won character development and freewheeling family romp that earned Savvy (2008) a Newbery Honor. Read full book review >

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SAVVY by Ingrid Law
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A film is already in development, and if it lives up to this marvel-laden debut, it'll be well worth seeing. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Mibs can't wait for her 13th birthday, when her special gift, or "savvy," will awaken. Read full book review >

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INGRID CAVEN by Jean-Jacques Schuhl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A historical record, to be sure, however unsettling and erratically recounted, but this 2000 Goncourt winner details much glam and little substance."
A real-life German singer and actress (she married filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder) unrolls some fabulous name-dropping in a lightly fictionalized series of reminiscences written by a man named Charles (a.k.a. author Schuhl), who lives with her. Read full book review >

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LAW by Ed Willis
Released: June 12, 2012

"Only for readers who like their literature on the strange side."
The bizarre tale of two twisted paths through life. Read full book review >

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SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN by Chris Greenhalgh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A cleareyed, unsentimental, yet romantic treatment of a clandestine romance."
Amid the waning days of World War II, Ingrid Bergman meets the dashing war photographer Robert Capa. Read full book review >

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FLINT’S LAW by Paul Eddy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2002

"Bids fair to be a thoroughly entertaining series. Pare the next one down some, and Grace understated will really shine."
International cop Grace Flint makes a second intriguing appearance (Flint, 2000)—but then hangs around too long. Read full book review >

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KIT’S LAW by Donna Morrissey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2001

"Look for a film version soon, but don't deny yourself the pleasure of reading the book. Kit's Law is a charmer."
This appealing first novel, set in coastal Newfoundland and certain to be compared to E. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, was published to widespread acclaim in its author's native Canada in 1999. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A good-humored account of an uncommonly productive life, which belies the notion that nice guys finish last. (16 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 75,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An agreeably upbeat and anecdotal memoir from the corporate executive who kept American Airlines flying during a period of notable turbulence. Read full book review >

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BOMBER'S LAW by George V. Higgins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1993

"The author's ability to tease an entire plot out of a series of delaying tactics—and to provide a satisfying ending for what seemed at first like an entire meal of gooey desserts—is nothing short of amazing."
Higgins's matchless ear for dialogue often overshadows the way his art relies on digressive anecdotes for its garrulous music and its flavorsome sense of reality. Read full book review >